‘I just love it, you know?’
I love stories like this! I've moved to Manchester (Urmston) around 7 years ago and there are so many aspects to the city, out of the centre, I'm still so unaware of. Please keep doing what you're doing 👍
This was lovely to read and brought back memories of my youth. I grew up in Moss Side and rode the butcher’s bike for Harry Castldine whose shop was at the bottom end of Claremont Road when I was 14 or so. That would have been around 1969 and was a Saturday job to earn a few quid to buy a bass guitar. Harry definitely did mince, loads of it. I would pedal miles to deliver half a pound to little old ladies. I’ve been in London since ‘82 and my family all moved out to the east - Ashton not Bangkok - so I don’t get to see the neighbourhood any more. I’m going to pop into Aki’s next time and buy some goat for curry, rice and peas.
Thank you for this. At a time when the news from any other media outlet makes me cry you give me a story which also makes me cry - but because of its humanity rather than its absence.
Great piece of writing this, people forget that Moss Side is a proper community that looks after its own.
What a great read
What a heartwarming story! Brilliant, fascinating, uplifting. As a Whalley Ranger, I loved reading about our neighbours on the other side of the park! We have a great community.
Love this piece - proper shops are the backbone of a community. Remember tiny bits about our local shops in Whalley Range, same community spirit.